22 Arrested So Far In Drug Ring Roundup
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Federal authorities say two Eagle Pass school district employees, including a high school teacher, are among two dozen people facing charges in a drug ring roundup in Eagle Pass and Crystal City in South Texas.
Prosecutors say the two dozen people were involved in moving drugs across the border and distributing them in South Texas. Twenty-two have been arrested and two remain fugitives.
Two people are charged with using a cellphone to facilitate drug trafficking and 22 others are charged with conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute.
Federal prosecutors say authorities have seized more than five pounds of cocaine, 660 pounds of marijuana, 36 guns, 35 vehicles, a bulletproof vest and about $110,000. They're also seeking to seize nine pieces of real estate authorities say were illegally purchased.